You Will Feel A Thousand Miles Away From It All In The Isolated Ghost Town Of Chloride, New Mexico
Just like many other Western states, New Mexico is filled with both an incredible history of boomtowns and their ultimate outcome as ghost towns. A journey into New Mexico’s southwestern region showcases a number of old ghost towns, some slowly fading with time. Others, however, have managed to escape a complete demise. Little bits of these towns have survived with small businesses, historic restoration, and even just the outright grit of the few residents who refuse to leave.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/
Monica is a Diné (Navajo) freelance writer and photographer based in the Southwest. Born in Gallup and raised in Phoenix, she is Tódich'ii'nii (Bitter Water People) and Tsi'naajinii (Black Streak Wood People). Monica is a staff writer for Only In Your State, photo editor for The Mesa Legend, and previously a staff writer for The Navajo Post. You can reach her at [email protected]
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